5:30 Update

While radar certainly shows some strong to severe t-storms west of Nashville, anything that tries to develop around the plateau struggles to survive. That is good news! That doesn’t mean we’re out of the woods, but our rain-cooled airmass is certainly going to go a long way in helping us out.

Never the less, any wind at all could easily wreck havoc with our trees and power grid tonight. Be aware of that.

Also, these storms put down a lot of rain in a short period of time, which means we need to be concerned about more flash flooding.

Tornado warnings are being issued southwest of Nashville and down in Mississippi. Keep in mind that many of these places are about 20 degrees warmer than we are. That makes a big difference!

The timing has changed a little. I think we need to be looking out for these storms between 8:00 and 11:00 p.m. tonight. So far, there hasn’t been any mention of extending the tornado watch eastward, but that could change. Our greatest threat continues to be strong winds.

The radar below shows the showers I said some of us would have between 5-7:00 They are very tame. The storms we’re watching west of Nashville are quite strong, but the environment there is also quite different from ours. I’m watching it all!



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